November has arrived. Which implies my marriage ceremony is nearly here. I just cannot believe that it. I even now try to remember the day we acquired engaged like it was yesterday.

Fortunately we are not taking our honeymoon suitable absent, but as a substitute strategy on getting a little mini moon, then coming home and simply stress-free, celebrating Thanksgiving with our households and becoming officially partner and spouse.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, what’s on your menu this year? Have you commenced planning nonetheless? Each individual calendar year we do a minimal one thing various: A drop salad that I like to combine up, Tony’s mom’s delicious creamy mashed potatoes, my sweet potato casserole and selfmade cranberry orange sauce and of training course, regardless of what preposterous dessert I dream up.

Past year I created a clean cherry pie (my mom’s most loved pie!) and my brown butter apple crisp — each SO freakin’ fantastic. The year ahead of that I designed a blueberry pie with a crumble topping. And the calendar year in advance of that I created banana product pie and salted caramel apple. Of course dessert is my beloved aspect about Thanksgiving.

This calendar year I preferred to change it up from indulgent and share a unique nutritious recipe in partnership with Northwest Cherries for all of you who are vegan, gluten free of charge and/or have nutritional limitations. I’d like you to fulfill my vegan cherry cheesecake bars with a raw brownie crust.

vegan cherry cheesecake bars in a stack

I know what you will have to be wondering. How are these vegan? What is the cheesecake if there’s no cream cheese? WHAT IS Going on?

Do not be concerned, I’ll notify you all my secrets…

vegan cherry cheesecake bars on a wire rack

Let’s communicate components!

Sweet cherries: Darkish sweet Northwest cherries are the star of this recipe. I invest in dark sweet cherries frozen and Like making use of them not only since of their taste profile but also for the reason that they increase extra normal sweetness to these bars. Cherries are exceptionally good for the human body and boast a selection of overall health benefits. In truth, did you know that cherries have a lessen GI index than practically any other fruit and boast anti-inflammatory qualities? They also incorporate a lot of fiber and can even enable you snooze far better. If you get a opportunity, check out to find out much more about the well being gains of sweet cherries. (I really like which includes cherries in my early morning smoothies much too!)

Cashews: These distinct nuts support to develop a normal creaminess in the bars that resembles cheesecake. Just soak your nuts right away OR add them to a bowl with boiling drinking water and enable them soak for an hour. I know it seems mad but it functions.

Coconut milk: Coconut milk helps the filling to approach but also assists the bars harden. I advise only making use of complete extra fat coconut milk for the ideal flavor.

Maple syrup: Pure maple syrup is the way to go, but you could also use coconut palm syrup or day syrup. Up to you.

Lemon juice: To hold them refreshing and scrumptious with a minor tang. Never fear, you are going to adore it.

No bake vegan cherry cheesecake bars

Oh and the crust is TO DIE FOR. It fundamentally tastes like a FUDGY BROWNIE! I compose that in caps since it makes me SO enthusiastic.

Question FOR YOU: What is your preferred cherry recipe?! Or what do you generally use sweet cherries for?

I hope you love these bars as much as I do. Love and never forget about to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram if you make a recipe of mine!

More vegan desserts to try:

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Vegan Dark Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Pretzel Crust

No Bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge

No Bake Superfood Brownie Electricity Bars

Paleo No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

Recipe by Evi Madison // Photography by Sarah Fennel

This post is in partnership with Northwest Cherries. Thanks for supporting AK and the brand names who support make this website feasible. Check out to study far more about sweet cherries and their wellness positive aspects.